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Selby Drummond

Blog Entries by Selby Drummond

Artists Anonymous: The Irresistible Earnestness of the Bruce High Quality Foundation

Posted April 5, 2011 | 17:16:31 (EST)

If there is one hellish, truly accursed thing in our time, it is our artistic dallying with forms, when instead we should become as victims burning at the stake, signaling each other through the flames.

-Antonin Artaud

The art world isn't a very pretty place -- like Hollywood, and Wall...

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Half-way Between Gesture and Thought: Choreographer Sarah Michelson's "Devotion"

Posted February 23, 2011 | 16:40:33 (EST)

There is a point in Devotion when, after watching at least twenty sweaty minutes of aerobic sprints and clumsily struck tableaux, you are praying for Jim Fletcher. Fletcher, one of the two non-dancers cast in the male roles of choreographer Sarah Michelson's latest work, is not only not a dancer...

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Art "Oscar" for Second Gay Ryan in a Row?

Posted December 2, 2010 | 11:32:42 (EST)

Performance artist Ryan McNamara like, really, really wants to win a Rob Pruitt Award.

And in case you've never seen an artist run what looks like an election campaign for what amounts to an Oscar in what is actually a parody of the art world as a...

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Santiago Sierra and the Art World Politics of Rejection

Posted November 15, 2010 | 15:21:04 (EST)

It's always a little awkward when you try to give someone an award and they reject it, citing their objections to the "insane war" you are conducting in alliance with a "criminal empire." Well, let's face it: all rejection is a little awkward.

Last Monday, Madrid-born conceptual artist Santiago...

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